Frances Simmons

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Free the Girls! Collecting Bras to Change Lives

By Marilynn Olson (Photo by Jane Godfrey) Soroptimist International of La Conner sends bras to “Free The Girls,” a non-profit organization that provides bras for rescued victims of human trafficking. Victims of human trafficking are often forced into prostitution at an early age. Girls fortunate enough to find their way to safe houses are taught …

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Human Trafficking Awareness

Helping to put a stop to human trafficking in Skagit County is SILC member, Pat Paulson. Pat has been very busy delivering the Deceptions program to middle schools. Deceptions is a school-based awareness program for youth in middle and high schools. It builds awareness and provides tools for exposing the lures of child sex trafficking and internet dangers. The …

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SILC Annual Awards Dinner

SILC Award Recipients

Soroptimist International of La Conner (SILC) held its annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 9, at the La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib House restaurant. Every year, through gifts and scholarships, SILC helps La Conner area women and girls achieve their goals, and honors those who make a difference in our community. Photo (Left to …

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Soroptimist La Conner Awards and Honors

How does Soroptimist International of La Conner help improve the lives of women and girls? In many, many ways and particularly with monetary gifts and scholarships that help make dreams come true. Each year, SILC honors those in our area who strive to achieve their goals as well as those who make a difference by …

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Silver, China and Crystal on Consignment at Vintage La Conner

You’ll want to see what’s available on consignment at Vintage La Conner. Are you looking for a special gift for a friend, bride-to-be or yourself? Are you thinking of consigning one of your own no-longer-wanted treasures? Whatever your interest, we’d love to see you. We accept and sell furniture and finer decorative items such as the antique silver and fine china …

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SI La Conner Donates to Sunrise Food Bank

SI La Conner donated $2,420 plus food items to the La Conner Sunrise Food Bank in February. The donation was awarded at the Soroptimist International Area Meeting held in La Conner at Maple Hall on Saturday, February 21. The meeting was hosted by SI La Conner and attended by 180 women from twelve SI clubs in …

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